Lonely Planet review
Evocative Lochleven Castle served as a fortress and prison from the late 14th century. Its most famous captive was Mary, Queen of Scots, who was incarcerated here in 1567. Her famous charms bewitched Willie Douglas, who managed to get hold of the cell keys to release her, then rowed her across to the shore. The castle is now roofless but basically intact and makes an atmospheric visit. A bistro by the ferry dock, near the centre of Kinross, serves decent light meals and you can rent bikes here (£20 per day).